Thursday, July 26, 2012

Blogging from NYC, Day 1, Part 2

All of us (both church groups) shared nachos and shared stories from our days.  The other half of the FUMC group did laundry at CAMBA, and the group from MN worked at soup kitchens.  Then we had to decide on dinner.  Showers were in order.  Even though my group had been inside, we were definitely hot and tired.  So we all headed back to the hostel to amp up the cute factor before heading to Luigi's for pizza.  Five of us split an extra-large basil, tomato, and mozzarella pizza and it was truly the best pizza I've ever eaten.  I helped another group finish off their pepperoni and it just wasn't the same.  There was something totally magic about that pizza.

Then we headed to Times Square.  In the rain.  I know that I was there in 1990, but nothing looked familiar enough for me to definitively pick a spot where I had stood.  It was just input overload.  We spent an hour in Forever 21 (I sat on a bench), but my favorite was simply standing and taking it all in (Times Square.  Not Forever 21).  It was massive and amazing.  We made it back pretty late, but not late enough that Ben and Jerry's was closed.  So we indulged and headed back to the hostel for some rest.

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